21. A legend in his time
For those of you who didn’t know, Mel Blanc was the voice actor who voiced almost all of your childhood favorites. This included Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner, among others.
Thank you so much, Mr. Blanc, for giving so much joy to multiple generations. You will be missed.
22. Let down one last time
I have to say, this here is a person after my own heart. After all, we all have to go eventually, so why not go out in style?
It may not be a pyramid, but this is still a very nice, very tasteful headstone, which will also let the world know that this person has a great sense of humor.
23. You creeped out yet?
Here’s someone who felt the need to take their penchant for all things spooky into the next life, with a Ouija board headstone.
I can imagine that some of the heavily-religious types visiting other headstones might have been a little perturbed by this, but hey – I guess you have to honor the deceased by giving them what they wanted.
24. Saw that coming
William Shakespeare once said that “brevity is the soul of wit,” and looking at this gravestone, it’s hard to argue with that sentiment.
One thing that does catch my eye, though, is that there doesn’t seem to be any year of death on this stone. We already know that this guy had a mischievous sense of humor, so did he just want to keep people guessing?
25. The king of TV
Mervyn Griffin was one of the biggest players in the TV game for generations, hosting his own talk show from 1965 until 1986, and also coming up with the concept for the hugely popular game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
He lived, breathed, and slept TV, so it’s no wonder that he chose to honor the medium in his highly-amusing headstone. Rest in peace, Mervyn.
26. How ’bout that traffic?
I absolutely love it when a married couple have the same grave – to me, it’s the ultimate symbol of commitment.
And when they chose to use that joint headstone to crack jokes about the local traffic from the afterlife, that just takes it to another level entirely.
Here’s to both of the Ivisons, who are no doubt cracking jokes together up in Heaven.
27. The more you know
One of the things that makes death so difficult to accept for us puny mortals is that, when all is said and done, we have no idea what happens to us or our loved ones after we leave this Earth.
Well, this person does, and they’re just a little bit smug about it. Well played to whoever thought this one up.
28. Farewell to a legend
Rodney Dangerfield was an icon of the comedy game, and nothing short of a national treasure. He had a particular penchant for self-deprecating humor in his routines, and this didn’t stop when he passed, as demonstrated by the line “there goes the neighborhood” on his stone.
I’m sure his new ‘neighbors’ were more than happy to have a legend of comedy alongside them.
29. The cookies must go on
This is similar to the headstone we had earlier in the piece, which featured Kay’s famous fudge recipe. In this instance, the recipe is for a more seasonal treat, which is perfect, because we’re just coming up to the big day.
Rest in peace, mom. May your famous Christmas cookies delight future generations of your family for many years to come.
30. Sibling rivalry
Anyone who has ever raised, or even looked after, multiple little girls will know that what’s detailed on this headstone is no mean feat.
I think it’s really sweet that this person decided to dedicate their final resting place to their little girls. It will no doubt remind them of happy times in childhood, even if there were disputes over bathroom space! Siblings always find something to bicker about.
31. Deadpan humor
Whoever picked this headstone out obviously has a pretty macabre sense of humor, to say the least. Having said that, it does actually look pretty stylish, in its own funky and unique kind of way.
In fact, it looks like something you’d get for your bedroom from the IKEA catalogue. I doubt they’re planning to venture into the headstone market, though.
32. Turn up the gain
I’ve been trying to figure this one out – I guess it either means that he was a wealthy man, and left behind heirs, or he was unbearable to be around, and that’s the ‘gain’ that he’ referring to.
Either way, Mr. Dermid obviously had a sense of humor, and wanted people to know that years after he’d gone. Here we are in 2018 talking about it, so mission accomplished I guess!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this gallery, folks. I think it’s heartening that so many people can face death with a smile!
Let us know your favorite in the comments.
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